maryskiBorn and raised in Central Vermont, I studied art and geology at the University of Vermont, traveled throughout South America, and returned to Vermont in the 1980’s to raise my family in East Montpelier. Here I was fortunate to learn the Mildred MacKenzie technique of producing sound from a pinch pot. That was back in 1985, and my love for the clay and the design process continues.

In addition to my pottery business, for thirty years I worked as a director of the Artisans Hand, a beautiful gallery of Vermont Crafts in business since 1979 in downtown Montpelier.

sheepI also work on the East Montpelier Trail board to create and maintain community multi-use trails, as well as tend my fruit and vegetable gardens and a small flock of sheep.  High on my list of activities is now following my daughters around the globe as they pursue their dreams, and start families of their own.

Click here to see an article and video about me in the Time Argus.